Motorists were advised to avoid the Bruce Highway near Tiaro after a serious crash on Friday afternoon that was affecting both directions of the road. A truck and car collided near Sheehans Road at Gootchie, about 20 kilometres south of Tiaro.  Both the south and northbound lanes were affected, with police directing motorists around the accident itself.

One person was transported by ambulance to hospital in a serious condition with head injuries and fractures. The status of anyone else involved in the accident was unknown.

Emergency services were expected to be on scene for a number of hours and police asked people to delay travel or seek an alternative route.